How to Clean Invisalign Retainers and Aligners

Cleaning Invisalign retainers and aligners is an important part of maintaining your oral health. Fortunately, there are several methods you can use to keep your aligners and retainers clean and fresh. The simplest way to clean your Invisalign retainers is to use a small amount of liquid dish soap and a toothbrush dedicated exclusively to cleaning the trays. This will help to gently remove debris.

Alternatively, you can make a homemade vinegar solution mixed with water, which is also a safe and effective method for dissolving plaque and retainer debris. If you want to use a cleaner specifically designed for Invisalign, you can purchase one from your orthodontist or online. You can also use a mild, clear liquid soap if your aligners become stained. For a more thorough cleaning, you can mix equal parts of 3% hydrogen peroxide and water, then let the retainer soak in the solution. Invisalign cleaning crystals are also available for purchase.

These crystals can be used in both SmartTrack Invisalign transparent aligners and Vivera Invisalign retainers. If you're looking for an affordable, simple and effective way to clean your Invisalign aligners and retainers, a soft-bristled toothbrush and warm water are your best option. It's important to remember that you should clean your retainers the same way you would clean your Invisalign aligners if you were wearing them all the time at first. You should also ensure that your braces and teeth are clean before putting your aligners or retainers back on after eating and drinking. If you have any questions about how to properly clean Invisalign trays and retainers, don't hesitate to contact the dental experts at Kumra Orthodontics. They will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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